Research Findings

A select list of key findings and publications from over 40 years of research.

Building medication for opioid use disorder prescriber capacity during the opioid epidemic

Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment, 2023 Building medication for opioid use disorder prescriber capacity during the opioid epidemic: Prescriber recruitment trends and methods.

Payer-Provider Partnerships Maximize the Effectiveness of Funding in Increasing Buprenorphine Use

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2019: The payer’s role in addressing the opioid epidemic: It’s more than money

Prescriber Capacity and Diversion Concerns Limit Broader Use of Buprenorphine

The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2019: Barriers to Buprenorphine Expansion in Ohio: A Time-Elapsed Qualitative Study

Telemedicine Applications Can Potentially Enhance Substance Use Disorders Treatment

International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2018: Use of Telemedicine in Addiction Treatment: Current Practices and Organizational Implementation Characteristics

NIATx Organizational Change Model Reduces Psychiatric Inpatient Readmission Rates

Wisconsin Medical Journal, 2016: Reducing psychiatric inpatient readmissions statewide using an organizational change model: The Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Project

Smartphone App Reduces the Risk of Relapse from Alcoholism Treatment

JAMA Psychiatry, 2014: A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery From Alcoholism: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Reducing Wait Time, Increasing Capacity, and Using Behavioral Engagement Strategies Significantly Improve Appointment Attendance

Substance Use & Misuse, 2013: Reducing appointment no-shows: going from theory to practice.

Multilevel Approach, With Payers and Treatment Providers Increases Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Addiction Treatment

Public Health Frontier, 2013: Development of a multilevel framework to increase use of targeted evidence-based practices in addiction treatment clinics

Improved Symptom Distress and Increased Life Expectancy for Lung Cancer Patients

Cancer, 2013: An eHealth system supporting palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized trial

NIATx Process Improvement Model Increases Access to and Retention in Substance Abuse Treatment

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2007: The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment: Improving Access and Retention

Clinic-Level Coaching Most Effective at Improving Wait Time and Number of New Patients for Addiction Treatment Clinics

Addiction, 2013: Which elements of improvement collaboratives are most effective? A cluster-randomized trial

Four Elements of a Great Healthcare System

JAMA, 2013: A Systems Engineer Meets the System

Findings of innovation research applied to quality management principles for health care

Healthcare Management Review, 1995: Findings of innovation research applied to quality management principles for health care

Computers Can Help Kids Cope with Adolescence

Annual Review of Public Health, 1987: Computer-based health promotion: combining technological advances with problem-solving techniques to effect successful health behavior changes.

Predictive Analytics Adopted by State of Wisconsin to Improve Nursing Home Evaluations

Public Health Reports, 1980: Measuring the quality of care in nursing homes

Computers Can Assess and Accurately Predict Suicide-Risk in Patients

American Journal of Psychiatry, 1973: A Computer Interview for Suicide-Risk Prediction